The following rules are intended to ensure fair play for all participants. Basketball613 promotes sportsmanship as a crucial aspect of the tournament. Observance of the rules, along with sportsmanship and respect for opposing team members and officials helps ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for everyone.
The ball is held after every made basket with the offensive team. The ball must be "checked" by the opposing team before it is in-bounded.
SportsmanshipGood sportsmanship is expected from all participants and spectators at Basketball613. Before the start of each game, every player will sign a Release and Waiver. Either the team captain is responsible to aid in controlling the conduct of teammates and team followers and will act as the sole team spokesperson at all times. Poor sportsmanship could result in the assessing of penalties against a team in either the Technical, Intentional, or Flagrant foul categories (see Fouls). Failure to comply with the sportsmanship standards of Basketball613, with such acts as fighting, taunting, intimidating, excessive arguing, or verbally attacking a player, spectator, or tournament official can lead to the immediate removal of the offending player, team, or spectator from the tournament. Removal from the tournament will, at a minimum, result in the suspension from the next Basketball613 event. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed on-site. Drunken or disorderly players will not be allowed to play.
Number of PlayersTeams may consist of either three (3) or four (4) players that are registered by the tournament entry deadline. The players listed on the team entry form as accepted by Basketball613 are the only ones eligible to play on that team. Player change requests will be accepted or rejected at the sole discretion of tournament officials. Such requests must be submitted and approved no later than 11:00 am, on the day of the event.
Keeping ScoreA basket is worth one (1) point. A successful basket behind the three-point line is worth two (2) points. A player must have both feet behind the line to be considered a made shot to be counted as 2 points. It is required that the winning team of each game supply a scorekeeper to keep points and track fouls for the following game on the same court. He/she will sign a score sheet upon completion of the game affirming the winning team. Failure to do the above will result in the non-cooperating team's next opponent being awarded four (4) points.
Warm Up TimeBoth teams will have warm-up time prior to the game at their assigned court. Warm-up time is dependent upon the weather and adherence to the tournament game schedule, and may be as little as 3 minutes.
Who Receives the Ball First?At the start of each game, a coin will be tossed to determine which team gets the opening possession.
Technical Fouls A technical foul will be called for unsportsmanlike acts such as taunting, baiting, or trash talk. Taunting and baiting can involve derogatory remarks or gestures that incite or insult a player. Trash talk involves a deeply personal, verbal attack directed toward any person involved in the event. In extreme cases, the player may also be suspended from play and a coach or fan removed from the court for the remainder of that game or for the rest of the tournament.
Intentional Fouls An intentional foul is a foul designed to neutralise an opponent's obvious advantageous position. It is a foul which, based on the referee, court monitor or Basketball613 official's observation of the act, is not a legitimate attempt to directly play the ball. A foul shall also be ruled intentional, based on the officials observation of the act, if while attempting to play the ball, a player causes excessive contact. 1 point awarded to the team and possession from the top of the three point arc
Flagrant Fouls A flagrant foul maybe of a violent or aggressive nature, or an act which displays unacceptable conduct. It may or may not be intentional. It may involve violent or aggressive contact such as striking, kicking, kneeing, moving under an opponent who is in the air, and crouching or hipping in a manner which could cause severe injury to the opponent. It may also involve dead ball contact or dialog which is extreme or persistent, aggressive, or abusive. Players committing a flagrant foul will be suspended from play for the remainder of that game or for the rest of the tournament.
A technical, intentional, or flagrant foul cannot be called by a player. A referee, court monitor or Basketball613 official will make the call. Their decision is final. A technical, intentional or flagrant foul results in one (1) point for the offended team and possession of the ball.